Sunday, October 01, 2006

Cows Come Home

Cows Come Home, 6x8, oil
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There are beautiful Dutch genre paintings from the 17th century that often feature cows in the fields and like many Dutch landscapes they capture that silvery quality of light particular to the Netherlands. While this light is golden not silvery those were the paintings I had in mind while in was painting this. Waaaaay back when I was an art student I spent a lot of time at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NY and I loved to make sketches of the cows in those Dutch paintings, I had a whole sketchbook filled with them. So today you can see my own version of this type of pastoral scene, with a litle bit of autumn in New England thrown in. Enjoy!


Jamie said...

Jan, how nice to see an old theme in your unique style! 'Love the warmth of this painting.

Todd said...

very nice, I like the free brushwork and color harmony here. I can't belive it's already autum !!

Jan Blencowe said...

HI Jamie, nothing quite like afternoon light.

Thanks for visiting Todd appreciate the comments!

Simone of Art Critiques said...

I love your use of color.

Jan Blencowe said...

Simone...thanks very much!